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this is an army confirms israeli forces have once again targeted their positions on the disputed territory of golan heights as the second such strike on the area in two days. a tough week for the british prime minister she faces calls to resign over her handling of the tragedy while anti brags at a protest take to the streets. we now know the foreign teams through to the semifinals of the confederations cup as germany when they do enough to progress in their deciding games we'll have a report from our special studio and staci. coming
to you live from moscow you're watching the weeklies here on our team from national . serious as as army positions and the golan heights have once again come under the fire from as route as the second strike and the area in today's east correspondent paula skier has more. well the tsunami has issued a statement in which it has accused the israelis of targeting syrian army positions on the side of the golan heights now the syrian army is currently fighting the terrorist group. and they say that the israeli attacks are only hoping. they have been to such israeli attacks since saturday as for the israeli side the israeli air force has acknowledged conducting those strikes it says that it is in response to projectiles that landed on the israeli side of the golan heights of
course the golan heights is disputed territory but the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu saying quite clearly at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting that they would be a price to pay even if such projectiles and and are not targeting israel but land on israeli territory by mistake. policy is clear we will not tolerate any spillover or trickle whatsoever nor the morses nor rockets from any front we will strongly to any attack on our territory our citizens. now talking to some people on the ground here what is being expressed is the view that the syrian army needs to pay the price for whatever happens in the golan heights even if the syrian army is fighting terrorists israel still continues to hit their positions. former u.s. diplomat jim janitress believes that israel might have another motive for the strikes. it's one thing for the israelis to say that they will protect their border
that's leave because side the question what the status of the golan is the bigger question is this is there is there something more behind this then just the israelis responding to what they meant as an errant lending of syrian missiles on their side of the border the anti-government forces in syria are on the ropes that the that the basque government is making great gains that there has concerned these terrorist forces by as we know saudi arabia qatar and these other countries with the silent backing of israel and of course the participation of the united states or are in big trouble and for these really what that means is that they are quite clear about this that they don't want to see forces allied with iran on their border particularly hizbollah and i think that's the real concern that they're expressing through this action whether it will grow into something major i don't know there is also recently been heads via the u.s.
on monday moscow said that it was a whole tinc operation with washington over syria after the collison shot down a serin fighter plane the day before the pentagon earlier claimed it had shot down the syrian tat in self-defense after it bombed u.s. backed militants but damascus as that its plane was attacking islamic state the syrian jad was down near the eisel held city of raka which is under siege by u.s. backed local troops it's not the time the u.s. led coalition has targeted forces and the war zone last month and south and syria they call it and also bombed pro-government forces several times after accusing them of thought i laid saying so-called a d. complex and zones are these any so now it takes a closer look at the latest track down. the u.s. shoots down a syrian plane over syria in self-defense the only action that we have taken against pro regime forces in syria and they've been to specific incidents have been
in self-defense let's imagine a random guy comes into your house with a gun and shoots your dog and then he's like it was just self-defense i wanted to make sure there was no why lynds going on here d. as coalition speaking of deescalation after this self defense move the situation couldn't be worse russia now considers all u.s. led coalition planes in the area of potential targets and are tracking them all of this happened as both the u.s. and syrian government backed up by the russian air force were fighting isis in the stronghold of raka now washington and moscow have locked horns in syria again focus has shifted and isis is probably breathing a deep sigh of relief while watching syrian fighter jets crash in flames on the horizon good job superpowers you're not so super slick. tension this flare they have been further on tuesday after the u.s.
led coalition shot down another syrian aircraft and on man drona the pentagon claims the armed drone had been advancing and u.s. backed forces and south are in syria and once again the collison sad that the downing of the aircraft was motivated by self defense while analysts warn that washington's playing a dangerous game did the americans react to syrian threats as a source or were they trying to assert. seriously think about it really ever since the early one nine hundred ninety s. have been used to be able to patrol will they go to the skies with impunity and. but also the allies on the ground are threatened are we going towards you know more suspension of cooperation i think that's what some people in the u.s. administration actually want so they don't meaning they don't want to have cooperation between the u.s. and russia maybe not necessarily trump himself but i think you do have figures who
are very. in the administration i think we are heading towards a more suspension of cooperation and more hostility between moscow and washington which could mean some very bleak sonar years for the future of the tensions on the ground in syria are compensated by anger at home and washington's latest military moves president trumps administration is facing criticism for breaking its pre-election vows to scale back for interventions. this is illegal war at this point then there's a practical question the practical question is doing anything you want killing every perceived enemy in every perceived leader of chieftain of people and so misbegotten village is it helping trump made it clear that defeating terrorism and putting an end to the trend of u.s. interventions in the middle east were top priorities so he opted for granting more power to the military what i do is i authorized by military we have the greatest
military in the world ok but if it helps eradicate eisel what's the problem well first we have the u.s. training and giving arms to a bunch of anti-government forces one of them the new syrian army would really like to topple assad then there's the syrian democratic forces largely consisting of kurds who would really love to grab more power from the government and eventually become independent so once i finish we will have fully trained armed to the teeth forces controlling significant chunks of syrian territory partially hostile to the government what could possibly go wrong so it seems in this effort to defeat the u.s. could in fact be fanning new hotbed of tension if you like washington has a case of tunnel vision trying to solve only one problem without seeing the bigger picture sound familiar it should iraq anyone but history teaches us nothing clearly not even past tweets such as this one from donald trump to then president obama in two thousand and thirteen he warned that nothing good would come to the u.s. from attacking syria apparently hindsight isn't twenty twenty one to get to the
white house. r.t. washington d.c. . and tories both with more than one hundred fifty people on board has sunken columbia and sudan have been on a reserve wine in the town of pay and the northwest of the country had of the region's disaster response agency says that nine people have died and the accident with twenty eight still missing some of those rescued told the local newspaper is that the boat was overloaded and no one had lifejackets. rescue operation is underway we'll bring you further updates to this story as we get. hundreds of people in london have been evacuated from their tower block homes and fears of a repeat of the ground cell tower disaster or than thirty blogs have failed far safety tests across the country big grand filled tower disaster britain stabbed in
over a century claimed at least seventy nine lives if i was only put out more than twenty four hours later and prime minister to resign may add mentors her government hadn't done enough to respond to the disaster but her apology didn't stop hundreds of protesters from across the u.k. demanding justice for the victims the support on the ground for families in the initial hours was not good enough people were left without belongings without ribs over their heads without even basic information about what happened what they should do that was a failure of the state local and national to help people when they needed it most as prime minister i apologize for that. as prime minister i've taken responsibility for doing what we can to put things right but i think that. when they. when they.
do you think after this massacre they could just buy people and everyone's going to shout serious say you know this is mean justice and law must needs to be trying. to have a soul getting away with this. the fact. that . there was a really. nice. to. blame for these. people in the parliament. to play. victim so the ground for tower blaze may have been exposed not only to smoke and fire but also to a highly toxic gas that's according to experts analysis of the. report said that they were treating three people for cyanide poisoning an expert has claimed that
the. boards used on the tower produce a deadly gas when burned the clotting which was highly flammable material as well used on the outside of the building as also scrutiny. this week the u.k. also marks one year since says voted to and leave the european union the actual divorce talks have only just got underway they were after random result caused a political earthquake the aftershocks are still being felt today. i will move a motion in the house of commons calling for a general election to be held on the eighth of june to raise a mate wanted to strengthen her hand embrace the negotiations with european leaders she needed a mandate for her standing in the divorce from the e.u. breaks it wrecks it for tourism a breaks it means giving up access to the e.u. single market and customs union taking full control of u.k.
borders and new compromise on the free movement of people but instead of a mandate to reason he got a hung parliament criticism of her breaks that position no deal for is better than a. no deal would be a very very bad for now with brittany so what counts when you break the plan which is not easy with a divided parliament but the democratic unionist party which may hope to form a majority with opposes heartbreaks it well the u.k. position leaves more questions than answers some fear the negotiations which have already started will bring little progress so we wait for second breaks that referendum not likely even labor are resigned to this breakup except the splits result we were afraid it won't be bluffing will come of it leaving. the conditions of the divorce agreements and now even more uncertain than ever and
things you should go from the normal messy to fix. the process of us they started when brussels received a letter from theresa may finally declaring the intention to leave the block many british citizens still from. post the decision and some once again express their anger on friday argues probably boyko takes us through the twists and turns of britain's rocky road to the breakup. it was a very changed the course of history the forty eight percent who voted to stay were outraged although the others they were delighted the show has risen. to because you know bank holiday we will call it a. night of firearms may have been jumping the gun his so-called independence day is still a distant prospect the referendum result killed the political career of david
cameron and allowed home secretary to resume aid to step up to the plate in the run up to the vote she had been a quiet remain but the desire to lead post brags that britain forced her to reconsider her position bricks it means bricks and we're going to make a success of it a year down the line that sounds like something from an alternate universe considering that reason may hold an election in order to strengthen her hand in the braggs it talks but ended up refueling in the polls and losing her parliamentary majority atrocious result meant that politically weakened government limped into negotiations with brussels earlier this week and bear in mind these talks were never going to be a walk in the park. but it. can be
concluded quickly. threats against a question that's been issued by european politicians commission was trying to bully the british people arguments over whether the u.k. would pave the. one hundred billion regs that bill guaranteeing the rights of citizens in the u.k. and who would get custody of gibraltar what thorny issues but there is aroused took a back seat when britain was hit by a wave of terror for terror attacks in the space of just three months to be precise and many britons held to resume a direct plea responsible because she'd been head of the home office six years before becoming prime minister and with all the security and political chaos few people even notice that earlier this week brings it negotiations officially
kicked off but not in the way that london would have hoped the british government's already been accused of caving into brussels over the brags that schedule and opinion polls now show that if the country got to vote again it would reject leaving you so just like two reason may the plan for braggs it went from strong and stable so weak and wobbly within the space of just one. claims that russian modeling in the us presidential elections was just a pored over a decade long for it to undermine american democracy russia has always denied any interference statement comes in his first interview after taking up the post of cia director and january. i can't talk about the details of the intelligence but we
have the intelligence committee has said that this election was meddled with by the russians in a way that is frankly not particular original they've been doing this for an awfully long time and we are decades into the russians trying to undermine american democracy i think a lot of actors tried to exercise influence in the in the election i don't know the specifics of what russia may or may not have done and what other nations may or may not have done i think the facts are clear in the public domain that the democratic national committee try it may well have rigged the primary for hillary and did their level best to tip the scales in the elections to bigger issue is the degree to which the obama administration seems likely to have tried to tip the hand heavily in the favor of installing hillary clinton as a successor to barack obama that's something that really needs to be investigated meanwhile a recent poll shows sixty four percent of voters believe investigations into president trump and russia are hurting the country while thirty six percent feel
it's time congress and the media shifted their attention to other issues journalist and writer charge or tell again believes that there are far more urgent issues to address. i think you know what you're seeing is that the american people are far far more concerned about the degree to which jobs are not coming fast enough back to our country a good high paying wages with benefits that's what we really care about and when we think about our foreign issues i think people think deeply about the issues should look back over the last eight years the last sixteen years to think about you know why it makes zero sense to reflexive we go after russia at every turn when in fact our interest in america's interest in russia is our forward hosea line through many conflicts portions of the world and i think it would be behoove the trouble of ministration in the putin administration to try to ignore this sniping and stay
focused on the core issues where we do share common interests. as collison forces advance on rucka and slamming states defacto capital un secretary general has expressed concern over the plight of civilians trapped in the syrian city he said as they face threats from every direction the secretary general is particularly concerned about the perilous situation for civilians in iraq who are trapped and face threats from every direction the secretary general made an urgent appeal to all those conducting military operations in syria to do everything in their power to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure according to u.n. estimates since monch and rocket alone at least three hundred civilians have lost their lives as a result of u.s. led coalition airstrikes but the collison itself admits fewer than five hundred deaths over three years of its military campaign has also reported employees just seven full time investigators to monitor civilian casualties however little
progress has so far been made. but i knew that of about i knew the fish for what they are and the guts of my family and almost a bit of motherhood of. assure you of a rash way maghrib mother does now as well and not as nesmith has met but sure to warn you the images that ash way your little bit into bit and have a trace of what else has been and the dome that has if you would had before that and then has would have moved on and had little plan. when it hasn't when as a. little blue. digit jim she. marked a good verbal push. a. kill. well into the streets of new york to find out how much americans now about the situation and the says a bit about what's happening in iraq i know. now. you
heard about civilian casualties in iraq oh. i had to think i have heard something about it we have a video someone talking about it here is the little boy when the war planes come they strike multi-storied buildings where the terrorists are but they're also civilians in that house how can the plane strike then more civilians die than terrorists so civilians were either helping eisel or being used as hostages or as protection against u.s. armed forces so that they wouldn't attack that house in order to get to ice so how are we supposed to take care of that and not kill innocent civilians if indeed they're innocent secretary of defense matters he says that two billion cattle thieves are a fact of life in this sort of situation do you agree with that oh no not at all you know all lifers precious you know and nobody does really but that's the line
they use always and it's in reality there will always be some civilian casualty but it shouldn't be if that life you know for someone sitting in a desk chair in washington to say that it's very difficult. you know i think it's a very delicate political situation some of the reports that have come out say that more civilians have been killed and i still fighters but in surprise me at all especially because there is no they're wearing a badge says i'm i'm a isis fighter right and they're there we have their breasts like civilian so how can you always tell me who's who's who and it's been a big thing of the friends in the military tell me like you have no idea who it is until like they're shooting at you now that doesn't surprise me say that as many as three hundred civilians according to the u.n. have died since march. well yeah i mean if if there's ten airstrikes a day that's pretty expected but again because i think they're making it a fact of life it's become normal it has become.
the final two games of the twenty seventeen confederations cup have decided the last two semifinalists chile and many went through and will now face portugal and mexico and the last four was more harvey ends down calling more and saatchi. welcome to sort of the semifinal lineup is now complete let's cut to the chase is germany and it is chile who will complete the final four alongside me stan collymore you made some predictions earlier alongside nick come on come on let's let's just see how we did because paul the octopus back in germany in two thousand and six was very good to the barry. germany as we expected when the first game you both thought i was going to happen as of yesterday germany three cameroon one very
good cameroon were in the first off apply very aggressive very youthful but the german quality came through kerry during by t.s. off annoying his first appearance of the conflict called first strong team of watch out for the story in the next twelve months he will be in the germany squad to play for the world when the germans come back here. the first time a german has full two goals in the confederations cup and then of course it again chile against australia almost completely wrong chile would have this fairly comfortably a very strong chile and saw it against an australian side which is very useful for this exchange might be for the game and a really creditable draw from the australians let's just you know pace and bear went from australia which was on the cards for the first forty five minutes so if i was a betting man and i'm not i would have german a still against chile following germany get to stay in sochi which is what they wanted to be pleased with that ok let's bring in now mark both of these former australian aston villa's so many of the chelsea seven of the teams the playful and
you know what is an old paolo team and you're so let you speak to him first what's happening sung. good email good evening stan good to hear very mate. great to hear from you obviously watch the game you've been in russia for the last couple of days let's start with the football first are woods. very creditable australian performance zaki their best performance today new manager for a very long time that was better than chilly in the first half and they more than match them during the second half as well chile to be fair stepped it up a good second half and equalized rodriguez but overall a strike if you are very very proud of their performance there for a while there it looked as though the great upset was on obviously a lot of people especially in the west of australia. very very concerned about traveling anywhere these days and i was different to coming here but i was wonderfully surprised that i live here in moscow which is. absolutely mobbed the
city the culture the architecture everything get bad it is first class but st petersburg i was there for nearly a week and that was absolutely outstanding as well and the main concerns that obviously people ask me about in australia is the security and security second set out it's absolutely world class the food has been fantastic the people have been very very helpful and so many people are now in australia now dying to meet the world cup there's only one thing that i think is wrong is the. place just really allow you to appreciate what this place has to offer summer and winter destination if you want to go on holiday beautiful beaches at the same time will now need a noisy slightly to see how long that was going to try to get from the stadiums the arenas the sea level wonderful sea level attractions to the olympics. we went by taxi we went by train and quite some shuras. this is
a resort this is why i like you so much it's very well noted i think we've been in the sun a bit too much i was thinking when funds come here we should show them the whole experience what we can do it on the beach you know the what's the food let's show them what it's like up in the mountains and even on sukhumvit freshens well in different. that was the last meeting with. my stomach to go to the train station train station you speak english yes what's your name for a month oh mommy. you looking forward to excited the looks of foreign people are going to come here people unfortunate that they really like to do it it's so historical and they like the brits many people understands english tongues legally speaking when they come here and i think people understand this because we are led to. the olympic games i think people want to see them want let's go to
memphis in the kids to go. can. you. hear actually mind is that i think that's just months or east little we can tell you gaining altitude to feel. this it rose it has secrets of the top. this is from. sunshine fresh. this isn't just winter resume reach the stage was very well full exacts has been well listen to hours and minutes to go from the beach which is about to rise at the very top the rows of people this is stunning i mean it's.